Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24

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About the Program


Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24 is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative of SWAYAM Charitable Trust that aims to provide financial support to underprivileged students pursuing B.Tech. courses at 11 prestigious engineering institutions across India. Under this scholarship program, students enrolling in the first-year of B.Tech. courses at selected institutions will be provided with scholarships to cover their academic expenses such as tuition fees, hostel fees, food and related expenses. Buddy4Study is the implementation partner for this scholarship program.

About SWAYAM Charitable Trust
SWAYAM Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit organization engaged in CSR activities and is a philanthropic initiative by Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, a Padma Bhushan awardee and one of the founders of HCL, and his family. The trust has helped numerous students to pursue their education, and their scholarships have been instrumental in helping these students achieve their goals. 

  • Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24
    • Students joining the first-year of B.Tech. courses at any of the following 11 institutions can apply:
      • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur)
      • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-Hyderabad)
      • Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT-Patna)
      • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi)
      • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay)
      • Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT-Goa)
      • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (IIITDM) Jabalpur
      • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi)
      • Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee International Institute of Information Technology Naya Raipur (IIIT NR)
      • Jabalpur Engineering College
      • National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (NIAMT, Ranchi)
      • Annual family income of the applicants should not exceed INR 6 lakh p.a from all sources.


    • Only students not covered by any other scholarship scheme are eligible to apply (self-declaration from students is essentially required). 
    • Children of employees from Apollo Trading and Finance Private Limited, BFL Investments and Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd., SWAYAM Charitable Trust, and Buddy4Study India Foundation are not eligible.
    • A total of 28 beneficiaries will be awarded scholarships based on the actual fee structure. 
    • The scholarship fund will be provided for academic expenses such as tuition fees, hostel fees, food, and related expenses. 
    • The duration of the scholarship will be 4 years subject to meeting the specified criteria for yearly renewal.

    Applicants are required to upload the following documents at the time of application: 

    • Government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN Card)
    • Current year admission proof (fee receipt/admission letter/institution identity card/bonafide certificate)
    • Bank account details of the applicant
    • Family income proof
    • Photograph of the applicant
    • Statement of Purpose (SOP), describing the immediate and long-term goals of the applicants, reasons for choosing the particular institution and reasons for being interested in the chosen field (in about 500 words)
    • Passing certificates and marksheets of Class 10th and 12th 
    • Date of birth proof
    How can you apply?
    • Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    • Login to Buddy4Study using a registered ID to land on the 'Online Application Form Page.'
      • If not registered - Register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile number/Gmail account
    • You will now be redirected to the ‘Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24' application form page.
    • Click on the 'Start Application' button to begin the application process.
    • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
    • Upload the required documents.
    • Accept the 'Terms and Conditions' and click on 'Preview.'
    • Review the preview screen to ensure that all the filled-in details are correct.
    • If all the details appear correctly, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

In case of any queries, please reach out to:

011-430-92248 (Ext- 330) (Monday to Friday - 10:00AM to 06:00 PM (IST))

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the selection process for the Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24?

    The selection of scholars for Aspire Scholarship Program 2023-24 is a multi-stage process where students are selected on the basis of their academic merit, SOP and economic background. The steps involved in the selection process are as follows -

    • Online application form submission
    • Document verification
    • Telephonic interview of shortlisted candidates post document verification
    • Shortlisting of applications based on merit, financial need and SOPs
    • The shortlisted candidates will undergo the final online interview round conducted by the panelists of SWAYAM Charitable Trust 
    • Final selection of scholars will be done by SWAYAM Charitable Trust

    The applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the information given in the application form and the supporting documents uploaded on the application portal.

    • The students' overall achievements spanning academic and co-curricular excellence will be assessed to select him/her for the document verification round. 
    • The SOPs uploaded by the applicants will be reviewed by a panel of experts or management of SWAYAM to shortlist candidates for the final round of interviews. 
    • The names of Aspire Scholars will be announced after the panel interview through zoom.
    • In case of any tie or otherwise, the final decision rests with SWAYAM Charitable Trust.
  • How will the scholarship funds be disbursed to selected applicants?

    The selected scholars will be reimbursed for the amount paid by them towards tuition, hostel, mess, and other components (as per the defined fee structure of the college). The scholars must upload the receipts of the paid fees, based on which the reimbursement will be credited to the scholar's account, using the account details provided in the scholarship application form.

    The scholarship will be renewed on a yearly basis, subject to satisfying the renewal criteria.

    For cases where the scholar has paid the complete year's fee at the time of admission, they will be reimbursed for the entire year. However, the reimbursement to scholars can be made in a maximum of two installments per year (i.e., on a semester basis), considering that in some cases, payments to the institutions are made by the scholars on a semester basis. In such cases, the scholar will need to upload the fee receipts in the scholarship tracking system on a semester basis, and the amount will be reimbursed accordingly. It is the scholar's responsibility to upload the receipts on time to ensure timely reimbursements.

  • Are students studying in courses other than B.Tech. eligible for the scholarship?

    No, only students studying in B.Tech. programs are eligible to apply.

  • Will this scholarship be provided for subsequent years of studies?

    Yes, the scholarship is subject to yearly renewal and the assessment will be done every year until the completion of the course. The scholars will be assessed on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge their excellence on the academic and leadership front. They are required to fulfil the following criteria for scholarship renewal in subsequent years: 

    • Minimum 6.00 CGPA and equivalent in all the preceding semester(s) 
    • Should not have any backlog in the year of consideration
    • Must have passed all the courses offered in the semester(s) prior to the year of consideration

    The scholars are thus required to upload the following documents in the online scholar tracking system to receive the scholarship for subsequent years:

    • Marksheet certifying the academic performance of the scholars 
    • Self-declaration undertaking & code of conduct policy from scholars
    • Proof of continuity of education in the subsequent year
    • Proof of tuition fee paid receipts for the current academic year


    • SWAYAM Charitable trust may at its sole discretion can change/relax the criteria of renewal without any prior intimation to the scholars
    • In a situation, where student/family is not able to pay the institute & provide fee receipts, they can submit Fees letter (issued by institute) to get the scholarship amount in advance. However, they need to submit the final receipts in online scholar tracking system. 
    • Final decision of subsequent year scholarship renewal for existing scholars will lie with the SWAYAM Charitable Trust.

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